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AT&T apps on the Nokia Lumia 820
This is an AT&T device so of course you are going to find lots of AT&T-branded services and utilities. As I made clear in a recent article you can easily get rid of all the bloatware (you can later add it back in by visiting the AT&T section of the Windows Phone Store). The services that are loaded on the 820 include:
- AT&T Code Scanner
- AT&T FamilyMap
- AT&T Navigator
- AT&T Radio
- AT&T U-verse Live TV
Another shot of my home screen on the Lumia 820
Scrolling down the app list on the Lumia 820
One of the benefits of buying a Nokia Lumia is all of the value-added services they provide, along with many exclusives from other developers that end up first on Nokia Lumia devices. You will find the following on the Lumia 820:
- Nokia City Lens: Augmented reality application
- Nokia Drive: Voice guided GPS navigation only found on Lumia devices.
- Nokia Maps: Included on all Windows Phone 8 devices and includes ability to download maps for offline navigation for FREE.
- Nokia Music: Awesome free service that had me drop my Spotify subscription. It's a major benefit for the Lumia.
Windows Phone provides a new "Lens" feature in the camera utility and Nokia provides a couple of these in the Lumia 820. The Cinemagraph utility lets you animate still photos and is lots of fun, while the Smart Shoot utility shoots five frames for each photo and then picks the best faces to create the "perfect" shot. Panorama allows you to capture wide shots with the Lumia 810. Nokia told me there will be even more camera utilities coming to Lumia, including the existing Lumia 900.